Lady Gaga To Appear On American Idol Next Week

What’s weirder than having Shakira appear on County Week?????  Having Lady Gaga appear on Frank Sinatra week.  Hmmmmmmmmmmm.  She will be singing her current hit “Alejandro“.  Harry Connick, Jr. is mentor….at least that makes plenty of sense pairing Harry Connick, Jr. with Big Band. 

Reportedly Lady Gaga was paid $250,00 for the performance which will also include “Bad Romance” and original choreography.  Her outfit will be very skimpy sources report.

Adam Lambert’s Glam Nation Tour To Kick-Off in Wilkes-Barre

I don’t know about you, but Adam Lambert and Wilkes-Barre does not seem like a match made in heaven to me.  Nothing against Wilkes-Barre intended either so don’t get your knickers in a bunch.

Adam’s tour kicks off at the FM Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on June 4th.  Opening acts include last year’s fourth place Idol runner-up Allison Iraheta and Orianthi whose hit single “According To You” has been burning up the charts.

Tickets are $39.50.  If you don’t feel like heading to Wilkes-Barre, Adam will be performing at Musikfest in Bethlehem in August.

Bret Michaels

For you Bret Michaels fans, good news!   The former Poison singer and current Celebrity Apprentice contestant is doing better.  You can take a trip to Clearfield this summer and catch Bret in action and have a funnel cake too!

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Never Thought I Would Live To See This

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has maintained a strangle-hold on alcohol sales in our state for decades.  For many years people have been screaming about reforming the State Store system and the state monopoly on alcohol sales.  Many other states allow alcohol sales in convenience and grocery stores.

Interesting article below on the subject from the Center Daily Times that involves Altoona based Sheetz, Inc.  There is a Sheetz store located on Route 422 near Birdsboro.

Lancaster County Passes Half Million Population

Lancaster County has enjoyed a steady growth pattern for four decades. Since the 2000 census, Lancaster County’s population has increased 7.9%. The latest population estimate puts Lancaster County’s population at 507,766 ranking the county as the sixth largest in Pennsylvania.

The Lancaster Metropolitan Area is made up entirely of Lancaster County. Prior to the latest increase, Metropolitan Lancaster was the 101st largest metropolitan area in the United States. The city of Lancaster, population 56,348 (2000 census), is the eight largest city in Pennsylvania.

The new 19 story Marriott Hotel, site of the former Watt & Shand Department store, enhances the skyline.

Hillside Motel Double Murder Victims Identified

The two women who were murdered have been identified as Carolyn Levan, 60, of the Hillside Motel, and Charlene Levan, 57, of 266 Elm St., Pottstown. At this time there are no suspects.

The investigation is ongoing and police are requesting that anyone with information come forward.

Information may be reported by calling 911, Adams’ office at 610-478-6000, Amity Township Police at 610-689-6002, or by calling Crime Alert Berks County at 1-877-373-9913.

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